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Passenger hurt in suspected DUI crash in Carbon County

Published On: Jan 19 2014 11:31:29 AM EST
Passenger injured in wreck

A passenger was injured in a suspected DUI crash in Mahoning Township, Carbon County, police said.

It happened Saturday on Route 209. Police said a pickup truck heading toward Lehighton failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and ran off the road.

The vehicle struck a rock embankment near Spring Street.


Police said the vehicle was driven by Edward Whitehead Jr. of Andreas. A passenger in the vehicle was transported by ambulance for injuries to Lehighton hospital. The person's condition is not known at this time.

DUI charges are pending the results of a blood test, police said.